SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A scientist who helped SUNY Upstate Medical University get its long-delayed cord blood bank off the ground was banned from the facility 10 months after it opened.The departure of Nicholas J. Greco as executive director of the cord blood bank is revealed in a secret agreement. It says Greco was the subject of a “disciplinary interrogation” by Upstate, but does not explain why.The agreement shows he left his position Dec. 21, 2017 and was given a paid six-month off campus assignment until his employment at Upstate ended June 21, 2018.The $15 million cord blood bank opened in February, 2017 on Upstate’s Community General campus on Onondaga Hill. Cord blood is left behind in a baby’s umbilical cord after it has been cut. The blood is rich in stem cells that can be used to treat cancer, sickle cell anemia and other diseases. The bank seeks donations from women after they give birth.Greco declined to comment on the matter. The United University … [Read more...] about SUNY Upstate uses another hush deal to oust cord blood bank scientist
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LYON, France and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ERYTECH Pharma (Euronext: ERYP - Nasdaq: ERYP), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies by encapsulating drug substances inside red blood cells, today announced a strategic partnership with New York Blood Center (NYBC) for red blood cell supply and research. The partnership encompasses NYBC becoming a long-term supplier of donor red blood cells (RBC) to ERYTECH, enabling ERYTECH to diversify and broaden its supply of RBC source materials for the production of eryaspase and future product candidates derived from its proprietary ERYCAPS® platform as the company ramps up clinical development. Specifically for the Phase 3 trial in second-line metastatic pancreatic cancer that recently started enrolling patients in Europe, and the Phase 2 trial in first-line triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), which are both expected to begin enrollment in the United States early in 2019. The … [Read more...] about ERYTECH Partners with New York Blood Center for Red Blood Cell Supply and Research
By The Washington Post | April 4, 2019 at 10:43 pm By William Wan and Laurie McGinley | The Washington Post Federal and state authorities announced steps this week to rein in for-profit stem cell clinics from New York to Florida, ramping up efforts to rein in a booming industry that critics say are offering unapproved and expensive treatments that have harmed a growing number of patients. New York state’s attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday against a Manhattan clinic called Park Avenue Stem Cell — accusing it of “fraudulent and illegal advertising regarding its stem cell procedures.” A day earlier, the Food and Drug Administration sent 20 letters to stem cell companies, telling them to stop selling unapproved products in violation of federal laws. The FDA also sent a more formal letter of warning to an Altamonte Springs, Florida, company, called Cord for Life, that has sold umbilical cord blood products to stem cell companies, accusing it of legal and … [Read more...] about FDA, New York attorney general take steps to police stem cell industry
Patrice Leary arrived wide-eyed and ambitious in New York in the summer of 1970, a 22-year-old Iowa girl by way of Smith College. Like so many newcomers here, Leary carried big dreams. She grew up in Des Moines, where she was student council president at St. Joseph Academy. Before college, in 1965, Leary had won a trip to New York sponsored by Seventeen magazine. She couldn’t wait to get back to the Big Apple. “She was very pretty, reserved and extremely intelligent,” her uncle Robert Keir told the Daily News’ Harry Stathos. “She liked New York.” Just before Labor Day in 1970, Leary and a Des Moines friend, Katherine Duchen, paid $165 to sublet a fourth-floor apartment in a brownstone at 310 W. 73rd St., just up from Riverside Park. They shared a bedroom, sleeping in bunkbeds. Another friend, Betsy Paull, camped on the sofa. Duchen worked as a student nurse. Leary took a job as a second-grade teacher’s aide at the exclusive … [Read more...] about Why the grisly murder of Patrice Leary stood out in 1970 New York City when crime was king
U.S. NEWS 12/29/2018 07:00 am ET Jesse Karmazin claims he can fight aging, and a lot of people want to believe him. By Dana Liebelson and Jesselyn Cook Jesse Karmazin, the 34-year-old founder of the startup Ambrosia, had a pitch journalists couldn’t resist: For a fee, he could help his clients combat aging and its related ills with infusions of blood plasma from the young. Teen donors, vampiric undertones, a serious-sounding study, an $8,000-per-person price tag and rumors that venture capitalist Peter Thiel might be interested earned Ambrosia more than 100 press mentions in just two years. The effects of young plasma, Karmazin told reporters, were astounding. Just one infusion “dramatically improves people’s appearance, their memory and their strength,” he told one reporter. “I want to be clear, at this point, it works. It reverses aging,” he told another. “I’m not really in the camp of saying this will provide immortality … [Read more...] about He Hawks Young Blood As A New Miracle Treatment. All That’s Missing Is Proof.